Just One Smoke
The screen shows a close shot of someone lighting a cigarette, while the audience hears cars driving in the background.
He blows the smoke out, and the screen turns black.
The screen reads: Just One Smoke … Starring Texas. Shot and directed by Noah Barajas.
The man is seen sitting on a coach reaching for his phone. The video is in black and white. He fumbles for his glasses before grabbing his lighter and pack of cigarettes, half asleep. He is out of cigarettes and looks around the room for another.
He checks inside cabinets, opens drawers, and flips couch cushions. He puts his shoes and coat on, grabbing his lighter before leaving the apartment. He begins to run down a street.
He stumbles down the street and falls before seeing a gas station. He gets up and runs across the street. The video changes to color and shows another shot of him smoking. It shows overlapping views of the same scene.
Music continues to play in the background.
The man looks directly at the camera before the video ends.
Noah Barajas directed and filmed this video set to music he composed and performed. It portrays the feeling and energy one might have when addicted to cigarettes.